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Culture writer learns self defense at UVM class

Culture writer learns self defense at UVM class

Anna Kolosky, Culture Columnist

March 3, 2020

The room echoed with shouts of “No” as women stood in a circle practicing strikes, kicks and blocks. Their stances were strong, their power filled the room, and it felt amazing to be a part of it. R.A.D., or Replicating Adverse Dynamics, is a self-defense course for female-identifying people...

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

As students enter and exit the Marché, pottery wheels and giant bins of clay mark the entrance to an art studio. These materials belong to the Living/Learning Center’s Pottery Co-op, a space that hosts a variety of pottery classes for its members all year long.  The Pottery Co-op is a feature...

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Pink streamers, cut out hearts and plates full of decadent desserts filled every room in UVM’s Tri Delta house. Every spring, UVM’s Tri Delta chapter hosts Delta Desserts, an all-you-can-eat dessert event that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Delta Desserts 202...

Fostering gives adoptable pets a home

Fostering gives adoptable pets a home

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Andrew roamed and sniffed around the living room, switching from couch to couch, hoping for a hug or maybe even a belly rub.  One-year-old Andrew is a yellow pit bull staying with junior Taylor Peltier while she fosters him.  Peltier fosters her dog from Winnie’s Legacy Canine Rescue, a non-profit adoption...

New hair salon opens near campus

New hair salon opens near campus

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Two decades ago, Radika and Bidur Dahal were living together in a Nepalese refugee camp.  Today, the husband and wife team are now established Vermonters and owners of the newly opened Campus Hair Salon. The salon is located at 94 Colchester Ave., just across the street from UVM’s Fleming Museum and medical cente...

The science of sleep

The science of sleep

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Among college students, 70.6% reported that they get an inadequate amount of sleep, according to a study done by the National Institute of Health in June, 2014. At finals time, UVM students at Howe Library have a lot of different ideas about sleep and schoolwork. Sophomore David Lindholm said tha...

The call of caffeine

The call of caffeine

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

With finals approaching, students are turning to caffeinated drinks in an attempt to summon the energy to cram. Several students at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 were at Howe Library for a late night study session, typing on laptops and scribbling in notebooks with Speeder & Earl’s coffee cups sitting on their ...

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Emma Shapera, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Despite the STEM community making up most of UVM’s majors, there was no National Society for Black Engineers at the University until last year. Junior Dia Brown, the club’s president and founder, launched the club at UVM in August 2018. “When I found out in my first year there wasn’t a ...

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

A sea of trick-or-treaters went stall to stall collecting candy from student handlers and their costume-clad horses.  The Halloween Barn event was held on Monday, October 28 at the UVM Horse Barn. It was a student-run, faculty-supported effort led by the Animal and Veterinary Science department. Adult...

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

When typical college students enroll in a class, the doom of an impending exam looms on the horizon. Often, it’s impossible to relax and enjoy the content of the class. While this is not a reality for most UVM students, it is for some older adults who are committed to continuing to learn. ...

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Dip, poke and repeat. Tons of people are going under the needle to get new ink, and it’s not in the traditional method of tattooing with a gun. People have been practicing this art for thousands of years. The art has even been traced back to ancient Egypt, Rome and the Victorian era, accordi...

Students bring awareness to assault

Students bring awareness to assault

Isabella Ross, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Dressed in however they chose,  protestors left Waterman Oct. 28 to demonstrate that clothing, or lack thereof, does not equal consent. UVM SlutWalk was started by  Brianna Ball ‘18 in 2017. It has been run for the past two years by senior Riri Stuart-Thompson, a member of the Womyn of Color c...

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